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EVERY DOG’S A MOUNTAIN DOG IN LAKE PLACID

Oh, my ears and sniffer! What doggie wouldn’t want to run along those Lake Placid mountain trails, experiencing the great outdoors as free as the birds flying overhead? My pal and show host Ashley on Pets Welcome Here (www.petswelcomehere.tv) met up with a local named Carrie and her two Golden Retrievers, Lulu and Lilly, who were her guides on an amazing Adirondack adventure. Did someone say “car?” I’m leaping with excitement as Ashley, Carrie, Lulu and Lilly embark on what could be the greatest road trip you can take with your dog—a ride to the summit of Whiteface Mountain on Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway. The views are spectacular. You can see hundreds of miles of wild land reaching as far as Vermont and Canada. You can even do some hiking if you want to park and walk to the summit. Speaking of hiking, the John Brown Farm Historic Site features John Brown’s farmhouse, grave site, a historic museum and 5 different “easy-to moderate” hiking trails that start at the farm. There’s also a large meadow where dogs are invited to romp and play off leash and a fun “swimming hole” where pets and their people can cool off on a warm day.

What’s better than swimming? More swimming!!!!  Us doggies can dog paddle and splash around at a special swimming area just for us located next to the public beach at scenic Mirror Lake. Lulu and Lilly met a lot of their furry friends and had a blast! Canoeing, kayaking and Paddle Boarding are available and experienced pets are welcome on board with their people. Then it’s off for another kind of dip-a double dip ice cream at Emma’s Lake Placid Creamery, serving humans and canines alike with frosty treats. And what chow hound wouldn’t want an epicurean adventure in Lake Placid’s many pet friendly restaurants. Ashley met some of Lulu and Lilly’s furry friends at Big Slide Brewery and Public House that serves local, fresh, farm-to-table fare and goes the extra mile to make pets feel welcome. 

After a great day in the Great Outdoors, pets and their people can retire to many pet friendly accommodations, including Hotel North Woods, an all-suite hotel on Main Street. This iconic hotel has everything for canine comfort, including their signature custom pet beds, pet dining stations and homemade Nutty Maple Bacon Dog Treats, complimentary in every room. Their Outward Hound program provides guests with a guide book to pet friendly locations and hikes in and around Lake Placid.

 Don’t miss our Lake Placid adventure and all the other great pet friendly places to play on Pets Welcome Here, the TV show about incredible pet friendly experiences, sponsored in part by Top Dog Pet Travel. Check out the TV schedule at www.petswelcomehere.tv.

 

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TAILS OF THE TRAILS IN HAYWOOD COUNTY

It’s no wonder doggies like me love Haywood County NC.  There are dozens of hiking trails with amazing views and awesome smells to sniff out. My BFF (Best Furry Friend) Rosie the Basset Hound and her mom Ashley, hosts on the Pets Welcome Here TV show, (www.petswelcomehere.tv) had a fantastic adventure discovering mountain tops, waterfalls and even a rose garden that delighted Rosie’s sniffer. And when it comes to mountain hikes, you should see those little Basset legs climb up and down those trails! If you and your dog love canoeing and kayaking, water adventures at Lake Junaluska will float your boat. While boat rentals don’t permit dogs, you’re welcome to bring your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard and experience the Lake with our pup.

Want to plant your paws on a piece of history? The scenic town of Waynesville was founded in 1809 and has retained its charm and pet friendliness to this day. Bring your dog for a special treat to the Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery on Main Street, dine at outside tables at local eateries and shop for Appalachian treasures. No visit to Waynesville would be complete without a stop at Frog Level Brewing with locally brewed craft beer that’s as amazing as their dog friendly creekside back patio. A local favorite, Frog Level offers canine guests the finest vintage fresh water.

And when it’s time to eat, there are lots of pet friendly restaurants that welcome chow hounds. Ashley and Rosie met a special PTSD service dog named Roxy and her dad Justin Tucker at Frankie’s Italian Trattoria in Maggie Valley. Between bites, Ashley found out how Roxy is helping Justin and other Army vets with emotional scars.

Check out our Haywood County adventure and all the other great pet friendly places to play on Pets Welcome Here, the TV show about incredible pet friendly experiences, sponsored in part by Top Dog Pet Travel. Check out the TV schedule at www.petswelcomehere.tv.

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WHY FIDO LOVES PHILLY

Philadelphia is more than the City of Brotherly Love, it’s the City of Doggie Love! So many historic attractions, trails, shops and restaurants are pet friendly. There are many amazing experiences you can only share with your pet in Philadelphia. My friend and host Ashley from the TV show Pets Welcome Here (www.petswelcomehere.tv) had an exciting Philly adventure. Ashley met an extraordinary Newfoundland named Barley, whose family owns the Chestnut Hill Hotel. Barley and his mom Lindsey were Ashley’s guides for a Dog’s Day Out in Philadelphia. If you’re in good shape, have a Rocky moment at the Museum of Modern Art as you run up those steps made famous in the movie. You can even check out the statue of Rocky next to the Museum. Ashley and Barley made the run. Wow. I never knew a Newfoundland could run that fast.

Want to sniff out some history? Almost all walking tours welcome dogs or you and your furry best friend can hop on the BigBus tour that welcomes all well-behaved pups on the upper level of their double deckers. Of course, you and your dog are welcome to explore Philadelphia on your own with self-guided tours as well discover nearby hiking and walking trails including the idyllic Forbidden Trail, so named because vehicles are forbidden on the trail, allowing people and pets to enjoy nature safely. What a concept!

Getting hungry? So many restaurants and shops in downtown Philadelphia are pet friendly. No wonder you see dogs and their people everywhere. Ashley and Barley met up with some of Barley’s doggie friends at a restaurant called Rouge in Center City. It’s a great place to dine on seasonal cuisine, get doggie treats and a bowl of fresh water and watch the downtown scene as people and pets go by.

You’ve still got time to see our Philadelphia adventure and all the other great pet friendly places to play on Pets Welcome Here, the TV show about incredible pet friendly experiences, sponsored in part by Top Dog Pet Travel. Check out the TV schedule at www.petswelcomehere.tv.

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Key West Doggie Adventures

Key West is one of the awesomest places around for doggie adventures. From the pet friendly Aquarium to renowned Dog Beach, pets are welcome everywhere.  For an amazing experience with your dog, I highly recommend an afternoon of kayaking at Lazy Dog Kayak. Katie had a great time with her best pal David. Named after the owner’s dog, Lazy Dog encourages you to paddle around with your pooch. They’ll even give you and your furry best friend lessons to get started. And here’s a surprise. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to visit the famous six-toed kitties at Hemingway House.

Can’t resist temptation? Take your person for a stroll along Duval Street instead. Most establishments on Duval are pet friendly, including the renowned Hog’s Breath Saloon. Before the sun goes down, a must-see is pet friendly Sunset Celebration, held nightly at Mallory Square.

Myla and Christine got to see it all, including the people and pet performers who entertain the crowd that comes out to celebrate the setting of the sun. You’ve still got time to see our Key West adventure and all the other great pet friendly places to play on Pets Welcome Here, the TV show about incredible pet friendly experiences, sponsored in part by Top Dog Pet Travel. Check out the TV schedule at www.petswelcomehere.tv.

 

Coming soon- Sea dogs love the Emerald Coast!

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